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Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks on SB 20 Passing Senate Judiciary Committee

Contact: Mara Powell 502-895-8167 *122 mpowell@kyyouth.org Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates The youth justice system is often described as a maze with too many ways to get lost and too few ways to escape once youth are in. Kentucky has made strides in improving its youth justice system in recent years, but there are some practices still in use that we now know do not achieve the best outcomes [...]

By |2019-02-25T13:39:45+00:00February 25th, 2019|News Room, Youth Justice|

Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks on HB 2 Passing House Health and Family Services Committee

Contact: Mara Powell 502-895-8167 *122 mpowell@kyyouth.org Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates Today, the House Health and Family Services Committee expressed their commitment to supporting children in the care of relative and fictive kin caregivers in Kentucky. We applaud Representative Chris Fugate for championing House Bill 2 to establish the development of supportive services, including, but not limited to, monetary supports, for kinship and fictive kin caregivers who step up [...]

By |2019-02-21T13:40:33+00:00February 21st, 2019|Child Welfare & Safety, News Room|

Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks on SB 1 Passing House Education Committee

Contact: Mara Powell 502-895-8167 *122 mpowell@kyyouth.org Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates Accounting for the complexity and urgency of the issue of school safety, Senate Bill 1 takes a multi-faceted approach to ensure every Kentucky student is safe and supported in their school building. With the House Education Committee’s passage of Senate Bill 1 today, Kentucky public schools are on a path to achieving a standard of physical and psychological [...]

By |2019-02-20T18:01:41+00:00February 20th, 2019|Education, Health, News Room|

Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks on HB 158 Passing Kentucky House

Contact: Mara Powell 502-895-8167 *122 mpowell@kyyouth.org Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates When it comes to improving outcomes of kids impacted by the child welfare system, we see a growing trend of good coming from Washington, D.C. and from Frankfort. House Bill 158, championed by Representative David Meade, is Kentucky’s first step to ensuring state law is aligned with the comprehensive federal legislation, Family First Prevention Services Act. Family First [...]

By |2019-02-20T15:48:53+00:00February 20th, 2019|Child Welfare & Safety, News Room|

Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks on HB 158 Passing House Health and Family Services Committee

Contact: Mara Powell 502-895-8167 *122 mpowell@kyyouth.org Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates We see a growing trend of good coming from Washington, D.C. and from Frankfort when it comes to improving outcomes of kids impacted by the child welfare system. House Bill 158, championed by Representative David Meade, is Kentucky’s first step to ensuring state law is aligned with the comprehensive federal legislation, the Family First Prevention Services Act. Family [...]

By |2019-02-14T12:19:09+00:00February 14th, 2019|Child Welfare & Safety, News Room|

Governor Bevin and Other Elected Leaders Join Youth and Advocates for Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol

Contact: Mara Powell 502-895-8167 *122 mpowell@kyyouth.org Governor Bevin and Other Elected Leaders Join Nearly 800 Youth and Advocates for 15th Annual Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol Hundreds of Kentuckians from across the Commonwealth, including over 250 children and youth, are convening in Frankfort today for the 15th annual Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol. They are urging elected leaders to support the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children, a unified agenda for child advocates across the state. “Today, [...]

Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks on SB 1 Passing Kentucky Senate

Contact: Mara Powell 502-895-8167 *122 mpowell@kyyouth.org Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates The issue of school safety is compelling, complicated, and complex. And rather than giving in to simplistic solutions, Senate Bill 1 will ensure that every Kentucky student is guaranteed a safe and supportive school environments in which to learn and grow. The critical nature of school safety has elevated discussions around the need for a multi-faceted approach that not [...]

By |2019-02-08T10:48:42+00:00February 8th, 2019|Education, Health, News Room|

Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks in Response to Governor’s State of the Commonwealth Address

Contact: Mara Powell 502-895-8167 *122 mpowell@kyyouth.org Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates The Governor’s speech this evening will inevitably and instantly create cheers and disagreement when it comes to education and pensions, health care and right to work. That kind of debate is not necessarily a bad thing, as I would suggest it could be labeled “democracy.” The headline arenas that leapt out as the common ground around which every [...]

By |2019-02-07T20:29:57+00:00February 7th, 2019|News Room|

Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks on SB 1 Passing Senate Education Committee

Contact: Mara Powell 502-895-8167 *122 mpowell@kyyouth.org Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates The issue of school safety is compelling, complicated, and complex. And rather than giving in to simplistic solutions, Senate Bill 1 will ensure that every Kentucky student is guaranteed a safe and supportive school environment in which to learn and grow. The critical nature of school safety has elevated discussions around the need for a multi-faceted approach that not [...]

By |2019-02-07T13:22:31+00:00February 7th, 2019|Education, Health, News Room|

Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks on HB 11 Passing House Health and Family Services Committee

Contact: Mara Powell 502-895-8167 *122 mpowell@kyyouth.org Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates Kentucky is one step closer to ensuring a new generation of children and teens aren’t at risk of the harms of nicotine with today’s passage of House Bill 11, championed by Representative Kim Moser, Chair of the House Health and Family Services Committee. Though the commonwealth has seen the rate in teens smoking declining, we now need to [...]

By |2019-02-07T13:10:48+00:00February 7th, 2019|Education, Health, News Room|